Cryopreservation and Fertility with Dr. Wendy Chen

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Topics of Discussion

How did your journey start? What made you decide – “it’s time”?

What is the actual process/timeline of freezing one’s eggs?

  • *show note: hormonal birth control influences timing and initiation of the process

What is the financial burden of freezing one’s eggs and keeping them frozen?

  • * show note: For further information regarding REI and financing, please contact your REI provider.

Is there an optimal time to freeze one’s eggs, or an age cutoff?

What is the lead-up and recovery period for freezing one’s eggs, and did you have to take time off work?

For how long are frozen eggs viable?

Is there any genetic testing/screening involved?

What other options are out there/did you consider? Embryo vs egg etc



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Rangel EL, Castillo-Angeles M, Easter SR, et al. Incidence of Infertility and Pregnancy Complications in US Female Surgeons. JAMA Surg. Published online July 28, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3301

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